The 6th IASTED International Conference on
BioMech 2011

November 7 – 9, 2011
Pittsburgh, USA


Injury Biomechanics

Prof. Brittany Coats
University of Utah, USA


Injury biomechanics research investigates how forces applied to the human body lead to injury. While seemingly simply, this field is complicated by rate and age-dependence of biological tissues, multiple mechanisms of injury, and multi-directional loading schemes.
Topics covered in this session may include biomechanical characterization of biological tissues at different rates and/or ages, computational methods for prediction injury, investigations into injury mechanisms and tolerances, and measurement of forces applied during traumatic scenarios.

Biography of the Special Session Organizer

Special Session Organizer Portrait

Brittany Coats received her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. Her research utilizes principals and tools of mechanical engineering to understand mechanisms and develop injury tolerances for brain and eye injury in children.